Thursday, February 28, 2013

What's Cooking Good Looking

How do you feel about your Crock Pot?


 Somewhere along the way we were given this great little cook book called


And it truly is complete

If you're a working wife/mother, this book is essential to your kitchen-success! There are many sections to this book from easy appetizers to more fancy meals for company. I like the "Every Day" section. I have so many recipes I have yet to try, but you can never go wrong with chicken.

I was more than elated when I found out I could cook a whole chicken in the Crock Pot!

So today, I'm making Lemon Roasted Chicken in the Crock Pot!

Whole Roasted Chicken

1 Lemon, quartered
1 small onion, quartered
4 cloves garlic
1 (3 to 4-pound) whole roasting chicken, rinsed and patted dry, and giblets removed
1 to 2 teaspoons Olive Oil
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Black Pepper
1 tsp Parpika
1 tsp dried Thyme

I've never really enjoyed touching raw meat, but sometimes the ends do justify the means. It's always hard to not loose my breakfast when i'm preparing a chicken so I try to eat breakfast after I'm done getting lunch ready. First quarter the lemon and the onion. I had a small chicken so I only used half a lemon and 1/4 of an onion.

This is always a pretty view! Spread those legs wide and stuff the tasty inside! I put in a slice of each and used pre-minced garlic (1 small Clove Garlic - 1/2 to 1 tps mince), then alternated till chicky was full.

Measure out all your spices and put them in a bowl. I've always liked how they look together before mixing; I almost feel like a professional chef! 

Take your Olive Oil and give that chicky a good rub... come on girls, we've all been practicing for this with our daily dose of hydrating moisturizers. Next mix those spices together and generously rub it into the chicken. I tend to do this IN the Crock Pot as to not make a mess on the counter. 

Get that lid tightly on the top and set for 6-8 hours on low. I like to set it for 8, that way it's falling off the bone when I come home from work.

It will magically make its own by the time you get home from work

You can make gravy from the juice at the end by addint 2 Tbls of flour and turn the Crock Pot on High (or transfer to a sauce pan to cook over medium heat). 

Dinner is always good when made in a Crock Pot! It's a life saver for the working wife/mom. 


  1. I love my crockpot. I was even more excited when I discovered I could cook a whole chicken in it. :) Which I did for a while until my chickens outgrew my crockpot.

  2. That chicken looks delicious! Glad to see you started blogging :)

  3. This chicken was delicious! Easy to prepare and only 4 1/2 hours on low for us.